Lunar Exclipse

The 2015 Blood Moon eclipse was a rare combination of a "supermoon" and a total lunar eclipse. A "supermoon" is when the moon is at it's closest point to the Earth (preigee) and can be up to 14% larger in apparent diameter and 30% brighter than when it's at it's furthest point from the Earth.

This was taken through my telescope with a DSLR mounted instead of an eyepiece. I spent the entire night sat out in the countryside just watching this incredible event unfold in the sky above. The colour of the moon has not been altered in any way.

  • 0.8 sec Shutter Speed
  • 6400 ISO
  • Canon EOS 6D Camera